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Michael Girard, 58

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Michael Robert Girard, 58 of North Adams, MA passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by the love of his family and friends on August 1, 2022.  Mike was the son of Carolyn (DelNegro) Girard and the Late Robert Allen Girard. Mike or better known as “Spike” grew up in Williamstown and went to Mt Greylock High school until 1979.  The family moved to North Adams and Mike graduated from Drury High school in 1981. He played many sports including wrestling, golf and skiing.

One of Mike’s greatest joys was riding his motorcycle.  He started riding when he was 7 years old and “boy could he ride!”  He was skilled on and off the racetrack and especially loved enduro racing which he did for many years. Mike was also known as the Northern Berkshire wheelie champ in the 80’s and he was quite the site to see.

Mike made his profession as a contractor and worked for Gordon and Sutton and Tatro Construction. He achieved his Construction Supervisors license and Real Estate license and worked with his family as co-owner of Heritage Apartments until 2011 when he retired. Mike was the most talented guy you could have ever known; he could build or fix just about anything.

Mike’s happy place was always in the woods or on the water, he loved to fish and hunt. He was an incredible marksman.  He loved to go to camp with his buddies, there was nothing better. Mike was always prepared for anything with his magic purple truck, ready for survival, or to feed dinner for eight out of his cooler with an endless supply of Bud Light.  When “Spike” arrived at a gathering he was the life of the party and would keep you laughing for hours with his crazy sense of humor or the outrageous stories of his life.  

Mike spent the last years of his life wintering in Florida with his family and enjoying many days out at sea catching fish or at the shooting ranges. His favorite place to go was Sandsprit Park in Stuart to have his morning coffee and muffin and watch the sunrise and the boats come in.

Mike also leaves behind his sisters Christine Girard and her partner Michael Cardinal, Jennifer Segala and husband Paul.  He leaves two nephews Troy Segala and his wife & great niece Aliana Segala of Manhattan New York and Austin Segala, Airman First Class of Dover AFB, DE.  Mike also leaves his longtime partner Maureen O’Hearn and her children Elizabeth Reinke, Zack Porio and Mckenzie Huntoon.  

Mike was loved by so many and a friend to all.

There will be a celebration of Mike’s life on Friday August 19th 5:00pm at the Greylock Community Club pavilion 548 State Road  North Adams, MA.  All are welcome.  

Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
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To Jen, Chris and Family, Just heard about Mike's Passing,so Sorry - He was always great to work with and he will be watching you from above just like he did here !
from: Dave & Diane Krzeminskion: 08-12-2022

He was always one is my most favorite people. The fun we all had at that great house on Church St. They are vivid memories I adore still to this day. I love all of you and my heart is with you. RIP Spike ??
from: Jen and Chris & Carolynon: 08-10-2022

So sorry to hear about Spike passing he was great guy loved by all
from: Cheryl Slick on: 08-10-2022

Chris & Family! Gene & I send our sincerest condolences to you and your family. May he RIP.
from: Kathleen Carboneon: 08-08-2022

Very sad to see spike pass. Such a good guy with a good soul ?
You will be missed
from: amy leitneron: 08-08-2022

Dearest Chris, You and your family have my deepest condolences. Too young!!! My best to you, Mom and family. So sorry.
from: mary weissbrodton: 08-08-2022

Dear Maureen: our sincere condolence for the loss of Spike. May he be pain free & Rest In Peace . ??
from: Daniel & Christel Massaconion: 08-07-2022

Sending our heartfelt condolences, hugs and prayers to Spike’s family and friends. So many wonderful memories. Rest in preface.
from: Pat and Heather Boulgeron: 08-06-2022

My condolences to the entire family, friends, and anyone who new Mike. May he rest in peace
from: Christopher LaCasseon: 08-06-2022

Chris and family so sorry for the loss of your brother. Remembering when you guys where little running around the house in Williamstown.
from: Donna Phillipson: 08-05-2022

Sorry to hear about Spikes passing he truly had some great stories to tell, condolences to all family and friends.
from: Stephen Marceauon: 08-05-2022

Grateful to have known Mike, My condolences to the family, he will be missed by so many who’s lives he touched.
from: Deb P.on: 08-05-2022

Chris and family, We are very sorry to hear of Mikes passing. Keep your memories close.
Lisa & Glenn Robert
from: on: 08-05-2022

Our deepest condolences to Mike's /Spike's family. His obituary spoke volumes as to the kind of guy he truly was and will be truly missed by so many. He told it like it was and always had a smile or a smirk when he said it. RIP buddy and may your family find comfort in the many memories you have of your beloved son, brother, uncle and more. I know many of us share in those memories as well. Blessings to you all at this most difficult time.
from: Pam Sisto & Jim Sistoon: 08-05-2022

Carolyn ,Jenn,& Chris, So sorry to read of Michael’s passing May memories of happier times help to comfort you now and in the future.
from: Jackie Sutliff on: 08-05-2022

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